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Sheep are common victims of fires in Australia. The information below describes how fire may affect sheep and the management options landholders have.
Agistment is an option for removing livestock from a property, for a number of reasons – after a fire, when paddock feed is inadequate, to spell pastures, or to finish livestock for sale on better
Proper management of animals during a bushfire is dependent on being prepared and having proper plans in place for fire response and recovery.
Following a fire, the risk of water erosion is greatly increased on bare paddocks.
Wind and water erosion risk is increased after fire removes groundcover and some seed reserves.